The Curated Take
The Nidecker Supermatics are the future of snowboarding. Their unique versatility as a traditional two strap binding AND a step in binding is truly revolutionary. With other brands, step in bindings, specific boots are required which limits your options. The Supermatics are compatible with nearly any boot on the market and the many points of adjustability insure a snug and secure fit. Their heavy-duty construction and versatility adds to the overall weight of the product, but the added weight is easily offset by the ease of use and convenience. These bindings are perfect for the budget conscious rider who may not be ready to upgrade their boots, but is looking for the convenience of a step in binding. Get ready for endless days of awesome on the mountain with these modern marvels of snowboarding engineering. And, no more, sitting in the cold snow to get strapped in off the lift!
- Compatible with most boots on the market today.
- Quick in and out ease of use. Hop off the lift, slide in and ride away.
- Use as as traditional two strap binding for strapping in on steep terrain or deep snow.
- Heavier than the traditional binding.
- The movement to easily engage the movement takes some getting used to and practice
- Ratchets and ladders can be difficult to engage when being used a traditional two strap binding.
Last year, everything changed: Supermatic arrived. The world’s first self-closing two-strap binding, which works with any snowboard boot. A simple, snow-proof system, no need to change your boots, and use them like a normal binding if you’re somewhere sketchy or in deep snow. Now, Supermatic has evolved with three new colorways - olive green, white, and a refreshed black. There’s also a new XL size, so the benefits of this gamechanger are now available to bigger-footed riders. To set up Supermatic, you adjust the straps to fit your boot and lock them in place with the LSR buckles. With a press of the Release Lever on the side, the heel pedal lifts up, and the hiback and straps open up, allowing you to remove your foot. To get back in, slide your boot in and down, and it closes by itself. It’s an easy, simple, and elegant solution for anyone who’s ever thought that the normal way of strapping in could be better. Supermatic has a mid-stiff flex and is a solid performer for any type of all-mountain riding. We’ve tested it on groomers, steep ‘n’ deep freeride lines, and in the park with a range of riders, from amateurs to world champions and Olympians, and it works everywhere - truly Rider Approved. Supermatic is built using the most popular parts of the Nidecker line, like the tried-and-tested glass-filled-nylon in the baseplate. The Asym Hadron hiback, custom-tuned for Supermatic, has an integrated forward lean adjuster so you can tweak the response how you like. Supermatic isn’t for everybody, but let’s be honest – you deserve a set of bindings that let you spend more time snowboarding, and less time messing around before you drop in.